The Gathering Festival FREE* Screening
short films & commentary
Vancity Theatre Screening
A program of short films and in-person commentary by Indigenous filmmakers and activists working to communicate the importance of ancestral cultivation practices for food security in a pressurized ecology, shaped by colonization and globalization.
“The food sovereignty movement is building around the world and…it can be described as the newest and most innovative approach to achieving the end goal of long term food security … Indigenous related knowledge, values and wisdom built up over thousands of years are enabling a specific policy approach to addressing the underlying issues impacting Indigenous peoples and our ability to respond to our own needs for healthy, culturally adapted Indigenous foods.” (indigenousfoodsystems.org)
Confirmed filmmakers include Dorothy Christian, Kamala Todd, Lindsey Mae Willie, Andrea Cessna, Wilson Mendes, Murray Bush, Sharon Kravitz, Jaya Ashley, Simon Wolf, Luke Barnesmoore, Ronnie Dean Harris, Julian Napoleon.
Presented by the Gathering Festival, Cineworks and Vancity Theatre in collaboration with Indigenous Food Sovereignty activist and policy advisor, Dawn Morrison.
*Tickets are free, but booking ahead is recommended. Seats are not guaranteed and will be allotted to ticket-holders on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Gathering Festival, Cineworks, Vancity Theatre and Wild Salmon Caravan present
Indigenous Food Sovereignty, short films & guest speakers
Sunday June 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour
Hosts – Alex Chisholm, Jem Noble
1) Fish Farm (5:40 min, 2018), by filmmaker Lindsey Mae Willie
2) Ghost Food (3:27 min, 2016), by Bracken Hanuse Corlett
3) “a spiritual land claim” (26:34 min, 2006), by filmmaker Dorothy Cucw-la7 Christian – Guest speaker – Dorothy Christian
4) Indigenous Plant Diva (9:13 min, 2008), by filmmaker Kamala Todd – Guest speakers – Kamala Todd and Cease Wyss
5) A Poetic Call to Action (6:56 min, 2016), by Andrea Cessna
6) Honouring Our Matriarchs: Wild Salmon Caravan (20:08 min, 2018), by media team Wilson Mendes, Murray Bush, Sharon Kravitz, Jaya Ashley, Simon Wolf, Luke Barnesmoore, Ronnie Dean Harris, Julian Napoleon Guest speaker – Dawn Morrison
Opportunity for Questions & Answers
schedule subject to change